So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
In the world we are living in today, we see evil around every corner but as we see in these verses, Paul clearly states what offices Christ has established and the reason for each office. These offices or position were created for the purpose of equipping the saints for the work of service. Notice, that this service that he mentioned here is not self-seeking service but serving others.
So that the BODY may be built UP!
The people around us are hurting and we have the answer, JESUS…
with the focus is on ones self we fail to see the need and hurt in other.
The end goal is become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ — Nothing more and Nothing Less!
We who have been entrusted by our Lord Jesus to these Holy offices need to turn our attention from the lies of the word and focus our attention on equipping the Saints for service. May we be faithful to do what He has called us to do, Making Disciples …..This world is not our Home, therefore lets start living like it!
His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, – Ephesians 3:10